July 26 2012 I went under the knife to remove my cancer , a good part of my colon, my rectum and sphincter. An 8 hour surgery that was more difficult than anticipated.
So how does one celebrate or commemorate such a milestone? Well, the first thing I did this morning was , wake up! Just like I do everyday. I woke up and got ready for work. Pretty normal don’t you think. And that’s the way I like it . Pretty Normal. While it’s not just another day , I’d like to treat as such. I think most of us who have gone through something like a battle with cancer or maybe a long rehab from an accident, only would want one thing , and that’s normalcy. We want our life back. We want to go back to work . We want to have fun with our friends and family. We want to laugh . to enjoy a nice meal ,maybe have a glass of wine or a cold beer.
I can say this to those of you that have just started your journey with cancer or are still going through it. IT WILL GET BETTER. It just takes time. I am one of many who have little by little gotten back their life. You will too! It’s not easy but it is damn worth it! I know it seems like you will never finish treatment. More chemo. More radiation. Probe this. Another shot for that. UUUUGGGHHH!!! Vomiting. Nothing taste good. Can’t sleep. I know.
But I also know that once you’re done ,those days start adding up. The good days. Everyday is a good day. One year cancer free. Two years cancer free. I was telling a friend today that somedays I feel fucking Invincible! I am so lucky. And so thankful.
Today I went to work . I had a normal lunch. Tonight I will have a normal dinner. Tomorrow I will wake up….#fuckcancer!